What is dangerous exercises epidemic epidemic
With new workout exercise being invented daily, how do you know what technique is correct? Exercises that have been around for a long time like squats, bench press, deadlifts, etc… have extensive studies on how to move through those exercises, what stresses the joints, which muscles to focus on, and most importantly, what NOT TO DO.
Watch this video to learn more about this dangerous exercises epidemic.
We will talk about dangers of exercises that are common around gyms, dangerous exercises such as wall slide squat where lean back on the wall and slide down. Dangerous Exercises like upright rows where you grab a dumbbell and do upright row in front of your body. And also bench dips where you put your arm behind you put on a bench and dip up and down.
These are very common exercises done in professional gyms that are not painful while you are doing them but overtime will degenerate your body much faster than healthy exercises. At bodysolutions we are all about health.
The list of dangerous Exercises
First let’s talk about wall squats. I call it the lipsy trainer squat meaning when someone shows you squat and can’t get it, okay let’s go over to the wall, lean back, legs forward just slide up and down. Very easy you get great burning in your quads, you get a good workout. The drawback to that is mechanics of that exercise does work your quads a lot, almost 100%.
But it works your butt and hamstrings 0%, what happens when we have 100% contraction on quads and 0% on hamstrings which is totally admirable in daily functions. Your knee now wants to slide when you create fiction when you go up and down. This friction causes degeneration, basically wear and tear on your knee. Over time, it may not hurt. A day, a week or a month or over year but your knee will degrade faster for doing little conventional healthy functional squat.
Second exercise is upright row, taking a weight and doing this motion. Your arm is being internally rotated and your arm is going out to the side. It is a horrendous exercise because you are literally manually pinching bones together in shoulder.
There is a test that we do in physical therapy where we take your arm and do this upright row motion to see if this painful. The reason we do that for as we know there is two bones that are smashing against each other while we do that movement. Now when you do that with resistance the intensity of that smash is even higher the more that we do.
When we first hear things like rotator cuff tear, basically if you continue to smash those bones together you damage the soft tissues in your shoulder that are designed to help hold your shoulder together. That’s a pretty bad exercise and I recommend that you avoid it.
And the last exercise is the bench dip where your arms are behind your, your legs in front, where you dip down to work your triceps. The drawback to this that our shoulders are only designed to go back for about 30 degrees. So if I hold my shoulder blade, this is it, it cannot go any further. If you go any further you make this a dangerous Exercises.
But when you dip you will go further than the 2 inches, you are going to do all the way down. And what happens is your shoulder blades tilts forward and rotate with tremendous stress. And the joint that takes the beating is called the AC joint.
It happens to you if you are lifting for a long time, if you are in your 30s, 40s, 50s you will notice a bump on that joint and it’s a sign of degeneration of that joint. Years of wear and tear. You were taking that joint and grind in with every repetition.
Another exercise which is very popular in commercial gyms but if poorly done could be dangerous, harmful. As you studied bio mechanics, how the body works you will quickly realize that there are lot of exercise done in commercial gyms that are not developed by people who studied how to move your body. They just done because they felt good, you know you feel the burn. The burn that you feel is does worth the exercises but there are so many better ways to work out the muscles that are healthier for your body.
That’s what we do at bodysolutions.